carers

'Feeling the Journey' carer art show opens March 6th, in HH Market this Sunday 24th

 

Caring for others is hard work anytime - but caring for the infirm, disabled or elderly is even harder. These carers are 'Everyday Heroes' who go about their business almost invisibly and are always exhausted since caring is usually full time work and unremunerated. Carers end up juggling jobs with caring duties - often at the cost of sleep! These days there's even less support, funding or respite in place to help take the pressure off. Caring really changes carers in the process.

 

To raise awareness of the very important role carers play in our community and to celebrate their efforts, Sarah Slee is putting on 'Feeling The Journey', an exhibition of works by artists who are or have been carers and have also been changed by the experience. The show will happen at the Whippersnappers Community Arts Centre situated in College Lodge (Dulwich Park) with an opening set for Sunday, March 3rd, from 2-6pm. It will happen mainly on Sundays every weekend until March 30th.

 

Saturday Morning Nature Explorers - Saturday 7 July from 10am-12noon

The next meeting of Saturday Morning Nature Explorers will be on Saturday 7 July from 10am-12noon. This month the group will be taking a closer look at some common wildflowers especially those which are excellent forage for bees, hoverflies and butterflies.

 

Nature Explorers is a monthly nature club for children aged 7-12 years and their carers, organised by Brockwell Greenhouses, and meets on the first Saturday of the month. A different theme is explored each month. All are welcome.

 

Meeting point: Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

 

For further details please contact Beth on education@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk or call 07427 685714

 

Also see their website:

 

http://www.brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk/welcome/saturday-morning-nature-e...

 

Free Relaxation Classes for Carers

 

"Great compassion penetrates into the marrow of the bone." -- Nagarjuna

 

 

Are you a carer in the community of a child or young adult and feel overburdened and overwhelmed?

 

Two charities, in association with Fusion, are offering three free relaxation classes for carers of children and young adults. These will happen at Brockwell Lido on Monday May 9th, Monday May 23rd, and Monday June 6th. Every class is on from 11am - 12:30pm. The sessions are designed as respite for people who care for children or young adults who are frail or ill, or have a physical, mental health or learning disability, and do so without receiving financial compensation. The sessions will be about helping people learn some wonderful survival skills.

 

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